Are you unable to stop thinking about work?
Leading up to my 369 Days, I was checking email from 6am until 11pm 7 days a week, because I was getting emails during those hours.
Who is to blame?
I could’ve ignored those emails, I could’ve stopped sending emails (new or replies). I could’ve told by boss(es) that I was off-line after 5pm and on weekends. But I didn’t, and I have two stents in my heart because of my bad decisions.
Fast forward 9 years later, now I don’t check emails 24/7. I don’t send emails to my team after 5pm on workdays, and definitely not on weekends. Has the world ended? Not that I can tell.
On my smartphone (commonly referred as iBinky), I don’t have the email app to get my work mail on the phone. I have to open up a website and log in, in order to access my mail. That way mail is not being constantly funnelled to my phone. I have to go fetch it (good boy!).
Here are my go-to steps to cut back on constant thoughts of work: